PayPal – Warning on phishing


Lately, there has been a spate of such phising mails. So, to those who just own a PayPal account, let me leave a big warning about phishing.

What is phishing? It is something someone do to fish for your password and you will get pissed if you took the bait. Hahaha, lame joke, I know.

The above mail is NOT from Paypal. They provide you a link which will not go to PayPal but some some dubious site. When you click on the link, you will see a site very similar to PayPal and if you unknowingly key in your password, the site will know your password and next thing is, they will withdraw all your money.

So, never, ever click any link like this.

1) Always access your PayPal account from your browser or type in their url :

2) Never use the same password for all your online business. For those that involve money, use something totally unique from the rest.

3) Use a mixture of numbers and letter.

There are many other ways. But just remember, don’t get fooled.

Post Author: lilian

4 thoughts on “PayPal – Warning on phishing


    (October 2, 2007 - 1:30 pm)

    I was fooled….lucky for me I noticed before the damage was too great. Watch out too that not only your funds in paypal can be sucked dry but your credit card too.


    (October 2, 2007 - 3:10 pm)

    I almost got suckered. When you use your paypal account a lot, seeing an email saying there are problems with your account can be very worrisome and you want to click quickly to check. I make a rule for all commerce sites I visit. Type the address in the browser, don’t click on a link in an email.

    And once you get to the site, take a look at the bottom of your browser and make sure it has the little padlock with the name of the site you are visiting.

    Wayne Liew

    (October 2, 2007 - 5:48 pm)

    Never got “fished” before but the last thing I want to know is that after I logged into my account the next day, my funds are all gone.


    (August 30, 2008 - 10:38 am)

    There really needs to be some really aggressive efforts to go after these phishing scumbags,recently I had my credit card

    information compromised and they went on a shopping spree which I had to fill out affidavit forms and the like to get my money back.

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